Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management.

From the excellent Geriatric Care Management blog by Maria Basso Lipani:

Home or Nursing Home?Maria,

Mom is in a nursing home/rehab to recuperate from a broken leg – the latest in a long list of injuries and illnesses over the last several years. She insists she wants to go home with the help of an aide but my 87-year-old stepfather does not feel that he can take care of her at home.

She has hospice due to her multiple diagnoses but doesn’t seem to be getting worse. She can rise from her wheelchair and walk ten feet with a walker although she is weak and sleeps a lot.

I don’t know how I am supposed to make a decision about her going home or staying in the nursing home. Any feedback from you would be helpful…

Read more at: Home or Nursing Home?

Originally posted 2012-04-06 07:05:44.